YOU CAN’T SURGE TRUST: LESSONS ON WORKING WITH ALLIES AND PARTNERS
“My hands are freezing,” I thought as I cradled my cold rifle while trudging along toward the objective. It was also too dark and foggy to see beyond a few feet and the calf-deep mud I kept slipping in only reinforced the debate I was having in my head over my poor life choices. “Could this get any worse?” My experience in the Army proved time and again that it could. My empty stomach was only interrupted by the drowsiness that missing two nights of sleep could produce. I had to stay alert, however. My soldiers were relying on me. I was also wearing a US flag on my right sleeve and the Romanian soldiers attached to us were watching and judging.
Strategy, Global Threats
Fust, George, "YOU CAN’T SURGE TRUST: LESSONS ON WORKING WITH ALLIES AND PARTNERS" (2019).